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In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate Dunford as next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top priorities for the nation's military despite years of trying to change the focus to Asia.


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BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world.
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